Taipei Bank Sets the Pace in Taiwan with Blockchain Payments

Taipei Bank Sets the Pace in Taiwan with Blockchain Payments

Taipei bank Fubon Commercial is reported to be the first of Taiwan’s banks to introduce a blockchain-based payment system, reports the Taipei Times. The bank will essentially use the payment system for restaurants and merchants serving the National Chengchi University. It suggests that transaction times will now be cut to less than a second, adding that businesses […]

Man Who Sold Everything for Bitcoin Won’t Buy a Lambo, Has No Plan B

Bitcoin News Exclusive Interview With Didi Taihuttu: The Man Who Sold His House and Possessions For Bitcoin

When Didi Taihuttu (pictured, far right, with his family) sold everything he owned to go all-in on Bitcoin last year, his controversial decision evoked diverse reactions from the public and the crypto sphere. A minor celebrity online, Didi received admiration from some who felt he made a courageous decision, while others perceived his actions as irresponsible, […]

Companies Launch Framework to Get Real Estate on Blockchain

Companies Launch Framework to Get Real Estate on Blockchain

Global financial technology company AlphaPoint has used this week’s Blockchain Week in New York to launch its new Regulated Asset-Backed Token (RABT) framework, writes Coindesk. AlphaPoint, a company that has helped institutions discover and execute their blockchain strategies since 2013, is known for helping institutions make illiquid assets liquid with blockchain technology, according to GlobeNewswire. Longstanding […]

NYC BlockChain Week Under Way with Twitter CEO, Fed President and Snoop Dogg

NYC BlockChain Week Under Way with Twitter CEO, Fed President and Snoop Dog

The inaugural Blockchain Week has come to NYC, courtesy of The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CoinDesk. Designed to showcase New York as a rising hub for the blockchain sector, the Midtown gathering, including key event Consensus, could be a more flamboyant affair than it might sound to those unfamiliar with the […]

GoTenna Mesh Network to Integrate Samourai Bitcoin Wallet

GoTenna Mesh Network to Integrate Samourai Bitcoin Wallet

Decentralized communications firm goTenna is teaming up with Samourai Bitcoin wallet to launch an Android application named txTenna by summer to facilitate Bitcoin transactions over the goTenna mesh network. Daniela and Jorge Perdomo founded New York-based goTenna in 2012, which broadcasts a peer to peer network by using a piece of hardware costing USD 179 […]

BitGo Offers New Crypto Custodial Products for Financial Firms

BitGo Offers New Crypto Custodial Products for Financial Firms

BitGo has released a new suite of cryptocurrency custodial products aimed at Wall Street financial firms. It is claimed that 15% of Bitcoin transactions occur through BitGo’s wallet services, with BitGo software processing over USD 10 billion of cryptocurrency transactions per month. BitGo is seeking to attract USD 20 billion that it expects institutional investors to […]

New York Pursues Initiatives to Become Blockchain Industry Hub

New York Pursues Initiatives to Become Blockchain Industry Hub

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Monday several initiatives that pursue ambitions of becoming a blockchain technology hub. In time for NY Blockchain Week With Blockchain Week now underway in New York, city leaders have announced details of their plans for the municipality. The most significant is the development of what […]

Seminole County Tax Collector Starts Accepting Crypto Payments

Seminole County Tax Collector Starts Accepting Crypto Payments

The Seminole County, Florida tax collector office headed by Joel Greenberg announced today that they would begin accepting cryptocurrency payments for their services. Specifically, they will be accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash through BitPay. This is a major milestone for BitPay since it is their first partnership with a government agency. Launched in 2009, Bitcoin […]

Fishy Tales on Blockchain from Sea to Table

Fishy Tales on Blockchain from Sea to Table

At New York’s Ethereal Summit on 11 and 12 May, hosted by Ethereum startup ConsenSys, attendees were treated to a documentary film showing the advantages of blockchain supply train tracking, reports Coindesk. The film, entitled ‘Bait to Plate’, produced by Viant, an Ethereum-based supply chain management startup, charted the journey of a huge Yellowfin tuna […]